Register now to get rid of these ads!

Features To chop or not

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sponge, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,400

    clem
    Member

    ^^^^^Any pics of this coupe.
    To me the problem with chopping model A’s is the unusual looking 1/4 windows.
     
  2. sponge
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 241

    sponge
    Member
    from Austin tx

    kiwijeff, HunterYJ and anthony myrick like this.
  3. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,516

    thirtytwo
    Member

    Those pics would represent about a 5” chop , 7-8” would look ridiculous
     
  4. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,460

    Pete
    Member

    Don’t ask people’s opinions, do what makes you happy.

    Look at the little books,new books and figure out your style. Do something different, something slightly different but don’t ask a public forum full of negative Nelly’s and tilt column, AC, radial tires and electric fan street rod drivers.
     
    -Brent-, Hombre and general gow like this.
  5. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,363

    anthony myrick
    Member
    from al

  6. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,117

    a boner
    Member

    Looks way over chopped to me.....just saying!
     
  7. joeyesmen
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 434

    joeyesmen
    Member

    That's exactly my point -- that car is overchopped, but I like it anyway.
     
  8. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,169

    No_Respect
    Member
    from So-Cal

    leave it unchopped for a season or two then chop it once your sure
     
  9. seabeecmc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 924

    seabeecmc
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Please remove the 4" factory defect. Ron
     
    clem, kiwijeff, Muttley and 3 others like this.
  10. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,117

    a boner
    Member

    Over chopped, and it looks over chopped to me, and I personally don't like the look....especially with a visor. It also looks like an extreme pita to drive.
    Join the club, chop it 10" and get $10,000.00 worth of tattoos.....you're in. More is always better!
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2018
  11. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,460

    Pete
    Member

    You should fix Henry’s mistake and add height to the roof.
     
    madfish likes this.
  12. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,108

    oldsman41
    Member

    I like to give them a bit off the top myself but i like seeing unchopped ones also. Besides your car is quite nice the way it is. But it is yours.
     
  13. Zombie57Ranchero
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 495

    Zombie57Ranchero
    Member

    IMG_9595.JPG


    I think if you’re conflicted on chopping, maybe cruise around for a bit and really plan what you want to do. I personally like model a’s chopped especially if on deuce rails.:: this was my old A , chopped 3 inches which is a nice subtle chop and works for those who want a chop but don’t want to go overboard... my personal favorite on 32 rails is 4 inches though ... either way your car is gorgeous !


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  14. 03GMCSonoma
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 181

    03GMCSonoma
    Member

    Don't do it. I'm not chopping mine because I want the headroom, comfortable seats and be able to see out of the windshield. My $.02.
     
  15. oldstyle1776
    Joined: Jul 30, 2018
    Posts: 6

    oldstyle1776
    Member

    Good one. I agree.
     
  16. Modded 105E
    Joined: Jul 3, 2017
    Posts: 85

    Modded 105E

    You have already nailed it in my view. A beautiful car as it stands.Don't mess with it but it is a difficult call I agree.
     
    Blues4U likes this.
  17. speedy pete
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 72

    speedy pete
    Member

    I decided no chop because I can't sit with my legs straight out. Old guy. I did put tri five vent windows to brake up the side window glass. I like the look of a chop coupe but I went with comfort in mind. 20180721_100753.jpg
     
    Blues4U, 30tudor, 1stGrumpy and 2 others like this.
  18. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,077

    stubbsrodandcustom
    Member
    from Spring tx

    Barber shop time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2" to 4" will be golden!
     
  19. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,912

    Dreddybear
    Member

    Whack it! Woot~!
     
  20. Redrodguy
    Joined: Nov 18, 2016
    Posts: 71

    Redrodguy
    Member

    Just don't put any numbers, letters, names, etc. on the doors - you'll catch hell...
    :D
    P.S. - I like it without a chop.
     
  21. billthx138
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 366

    billthx138
    Member

  22. laidbackluis
    Joined: Feb 8, 2015
    Posts: 62

    laidbackluis
    Member
    from Sachse Tx

    took 5 out of mine
    [​IMG]

    I had most of the structure welded and got ansy so I went for a spin. Still have a ways to go..
    [​IMG]
     
    Jet96, exterminator, Muttley and 3 others like this.
  23. 32owner
    Joined: Nov 30, 2009
    Posts: 417

    32owner
    Member

  24. JOHN H EDGE
    Joined: Dec 8, 2015
    Posts: 217

    JOHN H EDGE
    Member

  25. arthurC3
    Joined: May 20, 2005
    Posts: 120

    arthurC3
    Member

    Goofy is the new black! Leave it.

    Sent from my LG-H830 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  26. arthurC3
    Joined: May 20, 2005
    Posts: 120

    arthurC3
    Member

    Goofy is the new black. Leave it! You'll need the room for your fedora.

    Sent from my LG-H830 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  27. Think speed....
    Chop it. :)
     
  28. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,294

    Muttley
    Member

  29. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,525

    edcodesign
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    image.jpeg 2" O.K. !
     
    Jet96 and exterminator like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.